Month: January 2020

Coat Hanger and Shelves

Coat Hanger and Shelves

Ok, Here we go, Part 3 of the middle kid’s room update, to go along with the desk and bookshelf,  Coat hanger and Shelves. Our Son is really liking the Industrial look the room is getting This coat hanger made from 1/2 inch black pipe 

Book Shelf / Lizard Stand

Book Shelf / Lizard Stand

Part 2 for our middle kid’s room to match the Black Pipe frame desk we made last week.  We want the décor in the room to match all around. I stared with 2 X 12s, planning them just enough to flatten them out I also 

Self Care

Self Care

Even with all our building restoring creating and rough hands, we have to find time to take care of our selves so we still look good outside of the shop.

A couple of products I have learned about over the years and have made them a part of my daily routine are for the care of my beard. I have had a beard for at least 25 years. Various lengths and spreads of course and my wife DOES NOT want me to shave it off.  So She makes sure I take care of it.

Cremo – Men’s Shaving, Hair and Grooming Products

Cremo Men's Grooming Products
Cremo Men’s Grooming Products

I really like this stuff. I have wirey facial hair. It can get dry and definitely feel like a wire brush. In the mornings after washing my face with clean fragrance-free soap and sulfur wash, I condition my beard with Cremo Beard and Scruff Softner. Before I walk out the door I comb (really cool wood comb) in some Cremo Beard and Scruff Cream.  The Forest Blend Scent is also awesome and Manly!

Alright Now that we have covered that we should probably talk about the Shave. I shave every morning and you know that can dry out some skin.

Navigator Shaving Soap
Navigator Shaving Soap

Before washing with my fragrance-free soap, I use navigator Shaving soap by the Victory Shaving Company. My Brother In Law introduced it to me. This soap comes in a variety of scents. I prefer the navigator because it has Tobacco scent. I also use this soap when I shave my head.

As far as Razors go I use the Dollar shave club razors. With the combination of the soap and the 5 blade jetable razors, I get a shave on my head that lasts for days. So check these guys out and tell me what you think!

You got a product I should try let me know!

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Black Pipe Framed desk

Black Pipe Framed desk

One of my downfalls is taking the time to take good pictures of my builds. This one is no exception. However, it was a fun quick project we did for our son’s room remodel. The frame is made out of 1/2″ black pipe and black 

Wall Patching

Wall Patching

Finally getting to some of the smaller to-dos around the house. A little back story before I get to the project. Last fall during our first freeze we left our hose hooked up. The next day I tried to use it and it was frozen 

5 Ft. Farmhouse Table and Bench

5 Ft. Farmhouse Table and Bench

My Bride and partner in crime, aka Merideth, finally found a moment to swing in and grab some shots of the awesome 5ft Farmhouse table and bench I created in November. With the X leg style and the gray tones on the top! This piece ties in nicely with the gate, side tables and other custom items we have created for friends.

 

I started with 6ft 2X6s ripping them on the table saw to square up the edges and then running them through the plainer to get a 1 1/4″ thickness. I put the boards together with my trusty Gorilla Wood glue and also Kreg gigged down the length of the boards.  a few clamps and let it dry for a few days.

For the skirt on the bottom, I ripped some 2X4s down to 3 inches and ran them through the planer to get a 1″ thickness. I attached the skirt 1 1/2″ inches in from the edge of the table again using Gorilla glue and Kreg.

For the X in the legs and the upper support, I use 4x4s slightly planed to take the roundness out of the edges. I then dadoed the legs in the center so they would fit together. All angles on these legs were cut at 45°. For the feet, I used 2X4 stacked for a certain look.

Finished Farmhouse Table Top

Good Ol Hand Planing
Good Ol Hand Planning

Before sending this off to the paint and stain department I cleaned up the glue and distressed the wood using s good ol fashion hand planer, couple smacks with a hammer and a crescent wrench to get the look we wanted.

The skirt and the legs were stained with a Dark Walnut gel stain and then painted with Dixie Belle Cotton paint After painting Merideth rubbed with dark wax. The Top was stained with Dark Walnut gel stain, and distressed with Dixie Belle Hurricane Grey and rubbed with dark wax. Finally finishing it off with 3 coats of water-based Polyurethane.

The bench was top was made and painted in a similar fashion to match the table.

Our client was able to display this piece in there home  for their families Thanks Giving dinner.

 

Custom Canvas For a Flow Art Painting

Custom Canvas For a Flow Art Painting

Today we made a custom size canvas on a wood frame. Measuring 56″ wide and 33″ tall. Starting out with a 1X6 8 ft long, ripping lengthwise into 1 1/2″ strips. Two pieces were cut to 56″ inches long and datoed on the ends 1